Monday, 7 November 2016

Styled by Helen: Winter

Styled by Helen, Scottish blogger, Wardrobe Conversations, Dundee blogger, winter outfit, winter style, dressing for winter, monochrome outfit, monochrome street style, winter accessories, Tiger, charity shop find, clashing patterns, black and white outfit
Styled by Helen, Scottish blogger, Wardrobe Conversations, Dundee blogger, winter outfit, winter style, dressing for winter, monochrome outfit, monochrome street style, winter accessories, Tiger, charity shop find, clashing patterns, black and white outfit, Spex Pistol glasses, statement glasses
Styled by Helen, Scottish blogger, Wardrobe Conversations, Dundee blogger, winter outfit, winter style, dressing for winter, monochrome outfit, monochrome street style, winter accessories, Tiger, charity shop find, clashing patterns, black and white outfit Styled by Helen, Scottish blogger, Wardrobe Conversations, Dundee blogger, winter outfit, winter style, dressing for winter, monochrome outfit, monochrome street style, winter accessories, Tiger, charity shop find, clashing patterns, black and white outfit, black shoes, black brogues, leaves, fallern leaves, autumn style
Styled by Helen, Scottish blogger, Wardrobe Conversations, Dundee blogger, winter outfit, winter style, dressing for winter, monochrome outfit, monochrome street style, winter accessories, Tiger, charity shop find, clashing patterns, black and white outfit, pom pom hat Styled by Helen, Scottish blogger, Wardrobe Conversations, Dundee blogger, winter outfit, winter style, dressing for winter, monochrome outfit, monochrome street style, winter accessories, Tiger, charity shop find, clashing patterns, black and white outfit

As I mentioned in last week's post, I'm really feeling monochrome for winter and here's an example of that in full force! All through summer I wanted to wear as many bright colours as possible and did my best to avoid wearing black. Now that the nights are getting longer I'm ready to embrace the dark side again. I always enjoy the strong contrast of a black and white outfit, even if it can be a pain to photograph! I'm sure as winter goes on I'll start missing bright colours but for now I'm really going for that full on chess board look. That's a big look for A/W, right?!

This coat was another charity shop find. I didn't really mean to buy it but it just jumped out at me. It's a pretty striking pattern after all. I may have been subconsciously trying to steal Kimberley's wardrobe as she has a coat quite similar. In fact, I'd been enjoying wearing on my last visit to Edinburgh. I hadn't packed for the colder weather so got to raid her vast coat collection in order to keep warm when we were out and about. This one's a bit more on the 80s side compared to hers but it still has an interesting granny vibe that Kimberley does so well, with a bit of mobster thrown in. What I like most about it is that it's super cosy! Well that and the fact it only cost me £4.50. I do love a bargain, especially when it's a relatively sensible and seasonally appropriate one.  

Coat | Charity Shop
Hat & Mittens | Tiger
Top | Zara
Trousers | H&M
Shoes | Deichmann
Scarf | Karen Mabon
Glasses | c/o Spex Pistols

Styled by Helen, Scottish blogger, Wardrobe Conversations, Dundee blogger, winter outfit, winter style, dressing for winter, monochrome outfit, monochrome street style, winter accessories, Tiger, charity shop find, clashing patterns, black and white outfit
Styled by Helen, Scottish blogger, Wardrobe Conversations, Dundee blogger, winter outfit, winter style, dressing for winter, monochrome outfit, monochrome street style, winter accessories, Tiger, charity shop find, clashing patterns, black and white outfit

The hat and mittens are another recent purchase. All of my gloves and mittens from last year seem to have lost their partners so it was time to get some new ones. Also, I loved my pom pom hat too much to the point where it was looking rather worn. I really needed to restock before the cold got too unbearable. This matching pair fit the bill perfectly and helped to full my monochrome craving. Now I just need to find a matching scarf. I love my Karen Mabon one but I think something a bit thicker might be required before long.

I wore this get up for a fun weekend of culture and autumnal adventures. I went along to a talk from  Kengo Kuma, the architect behind the new V&A Dundee building. It was really interesting to see some of his previous work and find out more about the inspiration behind the design of the new museum. From there I popped into Wasps Studios for their open weekend. I always love nosing behind the scenes of local designers and artists so this was a great opportunity to do just that. Even if visiting Judy Scott's colourful space did make me question my monochrome look, that lady knows how to do colour! With a firework display and a walk round the park it was a rather wonderful weekend and I managed to keep warm through out. Of course frolicking in the fallen leaves was a highlight, just look at the happiness on my face!

Styled by Helen, Scottish blogger, Wardrobe Conversations, Dundee blogger, winter outfit, winter style, dressing for winter, monochrome outfit, monochrome street style, winter accessories, Tiger, charity shop find, clashing patterns, black and white outfit
Styled by Helen, Scottish blogger, Wardrobe Conversations, Dundee blogger, winter outfit, winter style, dressing for winter, monochrome outfit, monochrome street style, winter accessories, Tiger, charity shop find, clashing patterns, black and white outfit

How was your weekend? And, more importantly, how are you preparing your wardrobe for winter? I feel like with this outfit I'm getting there but there's still a few steps to go. Winter boots are probably one thing I need to add to this list. Any suggestions?

Thanks to the lovely Heather Mac for the photography.

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